As reported in ‘I Can Watch It on TV’: Excuses for Republicans Skipping a Donald Trump Convention. (The New York Times, 6/1/2016)
The coolness toward Mr. Trump amounts to a remarkable rebuke. A broad range of party leaders are openly rejecting the man who will be their nominee. And the July 18-21 convention, usually a moment of public catharsis for political parties after contentious primaries, is shaping up to be another reminder of the disarray and disunity that is still rocking the Republican Party after a bitter 17-way fight for the nomination.